Question by  Avria (187)

How does the Rational Choice Theory apply in law enforcement and criminology?


Answer by  Starfish (214)

Rational Choice Theory has humans considering benefits and costs. The cost/benefit relationship becomes the predictor of the likelihood of crimes occurring. Of course, this leaves out morals, ethics, and motivations.


Answer by  falsetto (62)

Rational choice theory is a utilitarian theory that states that potential risks of crime should be greater than the benefits. So laws that provide punishment should reduce crime.

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